After completing Assignment 1, I realized that I sometimes struggle with creativity in my writing. The prompt was very loose and exploratory, forcing me to think critically yet abstractly about the topic at hand. There was such a wide breadth of topics to choose to speak about that it was difficult to narrow down something that truly resonated with me. In addition, once I finally decided on a topic, I did not know where to begin analyzing or writing as a result of the loose, interpretive prompt. I had to sit down and explore what the topic meant to me before I could begin the writing process, instead of merely just responded to a set question. Therefore, the assignment exposed how challenging thinking outside of the box is for me while brainstorming for a writing project.